Nine OOchsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge nurses named among 2012 Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Ochsner Baton Rouge nurses recently honored for being chosen among the 2012 Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana are, from left, back row:  Janene Ducote, RN, Jessica Evins, RN, David Lambert, RN and Stacey Lovette, RN; middle row:  Laura Bergeron-Hart, RN and Kelly Landry, RN; and front row:  Ochsner Baton Rouge Chief Nursing Officer Dawn Pevey Mauk, RN; JoAnn Guidry, RN and Kristy Koontz, RN.

Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge is proud to announce that, of Ochsner's 22 Registered Nurses being honored as Louisiana's Great 100 Nurses, nine are from the Baton Rouge region: Laura Bergeron-Hart, RN – ER, Janene Ducote, RN – NICU, Jessica Evins, RN – Women's Services, Kristy Koontz, RN – Med/Surg, David Lambert, RN – Emergency Department, Kelly Landry, RN – Med/Surg, Stacey Lovette, RN – Women's Services and Jennifer Orcino, RN – Surgical Services. System-wide, 22 Ochsner nurses will be honored for their outstanding contributions to the profession on Oct. 24.

"This is a terrific honor for these outstanding nurses and we are very proud to have them on our team," said Dawn Pevey Mauk, BSN, MBA, RN, Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge Chief Nursing Officer. "We also congratulate our entire nursing staff as this is a reflection of the quality of care provided everyday at Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge."

Ochsner's nursing staff has a history of acknowledgments by the Great 100 Nurses Foundation for their commitment to patient care, including: 2011 – 24 nurses, 2010 – 31 nurses, 2009 - 36 nurses and 2008 - 39 nurses. Ochsner's 2012 "Great 100 Nurses" include:

Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge:

Laura Bergeron-

Hart, RN

Janene Ducote, RN

Jessica Evins, RN

JoAnn Guidry, RN

Kristy Koontz, RN

David Lambert, RN

Kelly Landry, RN

Stacey Lovette, RN

Jennifer Orcino, RN

Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore:

Ray Holmes, RN

Joell Offner, RN

Cheryl Woods, RN

Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner:

Edith Bonds, RN

Suyapa Bordelon, RN

Jamie Gautreaux, RN

Judy Hennessey, RN

Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank campus:

Arianna Hebert, RN

Melissa Von Almen

Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans:

Liz Caruso, RN

Geraldine Hopper, RN

Tarcela Koban, RN

Roxana Marin, RN

Sara Sporar, RN